Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Opus 2012-10, On the Street: The Canvas of Sunrise

This morning I was heading west on the freeway.  When I exited and changed direction I saw the advertising that God had purchased for the eastern sky.  The sun was not up yet but only a fool would deny that it would soon make its appearance.

As I was admiring the canvas of morning I thought to the issues of random selection and intelligent design.  I think I might suggest the term “Creative Design” instead.  I wasn’t really concerned about the debate between evolution and creation, that is settled in my mind.  I was more reminded of the argument within the family concerning predestination and free will.

The beauty of the sunrise is the product of evolution or predestination to some people.  As I was looking at it I was struck by how it was an example of the ever expressed creativity of God.  I don’t see God sitting around before the creation of the world, picking shapes and colors and retiring to admire His work.  If you will excuse the stretch, I think God gets up every morning and finds new patterns in old colors to express His nature to the world.  God is infinite.  He is creative.  He shows us every day.

There is a chorus I love that reflects this.  I did not realize until this morning that it was either borrowed from the ESV translation or the ESV borrowed it from the songwriters.
(Lamentations 3:22 ESV)  The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
And of course there is that next verse or line,
(Lamentations 3:23 ESV)  they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I hope that the creativity of God touches you today.  Blessings.

homo unius libri


  1. He's the best artist in the universe; all others are cheap imitations.

  2. And none of His masterpieces are in a museum!

    Grace and peace.


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